Gillian Flynn says, “Karin Slaughter is simply one of the best thriller writers working today.”
A small Georgia town erupts in panic when a young college professor is found brutally mutilated in the local diner. But it’s only when town pediatrician and coroner Sara Linton does the autopsy that the full extent of the killer’s twisted work becomes clear.
Sara’s ex-husband, police chief Jeffrey Tolliver, leads the investigation—a trail of terror that grows increasingly macabre when another local woman is found crucified a few days later. But he’s got more than a sadistic serial killer on his hands, for the county’s sole female detective, Lena Adams—the first victim’s sister—want to serve her own justice.
But it is Sara who holds the key to finding the killer. A secret from her past could unmask the brilliantly malevolent psychopath .. or mean her death.
Karin Slaughter is one of my favorite writers and I’ve read other books in this series and now I know the background of the characters and events in their lives since this was the first in the series
This book grabbed from the very beginning and never let go. There was murder,quirky characters,strained romantic feelings between a divorced couple and a great surprise ending. I had the audio version and the last 20 minutes were so dramatic that it had me in tears.
I loved this book and if you’ve never read Karin Slaughter-you really should.